MOORHEAD — A wedding in Clay County over the weekend is one for the family history books. Instead of one bride and groom, there were three sets of couples.
It was a perfect wedding weekend at The Yard Wedding Venue in Moorhead Saturday, Oct. 3. The multicolored leaves along the Red River made the perfect fall scene for the three couples getting married at the same time.
"It was awesome. I love my daughters very much, so to do it all together in one wedding is very cool," Kari Schjervheim said after she and her two daughters were married in a simultaneous ceremony.
Kari Siedschlag, a bride and mother of the other brides, was first to walk down the aisle. Her husband-to-be, Gene Schjervheim, awaited her at the end of the aisle. Kari walked down the aisle with her future step-son, Zach Schjervheim, escorting her.
Moments later, Kari's daughter, Cassie Schwab, came down the aisle. Both she and her fiancé, Daniel King, had decided to get married on this day as well.
"We just wanted to show happiness during this tough time. We are such a close family," said Cassie King after the wedding. "We love each other very, very much."
The surprise for guests that day was when Zach — who had escorted Kari down the isle — remained up front to marry Kari's other daughter, Mariah Siedschlag, making it a triple wedding ceremony.
"I thought it would always be fun to get married with my mom and my sister, and it saved money, too," said Mariah Schjervheim after the ceremony.
One couple after another took their vows, and rings were exchanged. Then, as a message to the world that they are one happy family, they made a painting of a heart together to commemorate their special day.